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Jane A. Painter-Patton, Ed.D., OTR/L, FAOTA

Jane A. Painter-Patton Instructor Bio:
Dr. Jane Painter-Patton has 37 years of experience working with older adults and is a professor at East Carolina University’s Occupational Therapy Department. She serves on the NC Falls Prevention Coalition and is a Board member of the NC Injury and Violence Prevention Council. Her interests, presentations, and publications focus on geriatric community-based therapy, including fall prevention, fear of falling, and home safety. She is a certified Arthritis Foundation Tai Chi and Interactive Metronome instructor, and is a Master Trainer for both A Matter of Balance and AOTA’s Fieldwork Educator Certificate program.

Dr. Painter-Patton works with a multi-disciplinary team consisting of a geriatrician, physical therapist, and geriatric pharmacist in the Fall Risk Assessment Clinic for Older Adults at the Brody School of Medicine's Family Medicine, Geriatric Clinic. She has recently become a master trainer for the Matter of Balance fear of falling community-based program.

Jane A. Painter-Patton's Continuing Education Courses

Stepping Up to Stop Falls and Fear of Falling

Stepping Up to Stop Falls and Fear of Falling

Part one of this six part falls prevention series is designed for occupational therapy practitioners to gain a better understanding of the prevalence, ramifications, impact on occupation performance, and evidence-based programs related… Read Morearrow_right

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Stopping Falls: Evaluation of Community-Dwelling Older Adults

Stopping Falls: Evaluation of Community-Dwelling Older Adults

Part two of this six part falls prevention series provides detailed information for health care professionals working with community-dwelling older adults to implement evidence-based fall risk and fear of falling screenings, evaluations,… Read Morearrow_right

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Stopping Falls: Occupational Therapy's Role in Fall Prevention

Stopping Falls: Occupational Therapy's Role in Fall Prevention

Part three of this six part falls prevention series will demonstrate how occupational therapy practitioners may develop an evidence-based falls prevention and fear of falling program for community-dwelling older adults utilizing the Clinical… Read Morearrow_right

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Stopping Falls: Evidence-Based Fall Prevention

Stopping Falls: Evidence-Based Fall Prevention

Part IV of this six part falls prevention series provides evidence-based fall prevention interventions for occupational therapy practitioners and multidisciplinary team members working with community-dwelling older adults. Dr. Jane Painter-Patton… Read Morearrow_right

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Stopping Falls: Environmental Considerations

Stopping Falls: Environmental Considerations

Part five of this six part falls prevention series focuses on the occupational therapy practitioner's roles in relation to environmental considerations for community-dwelling older adults, including those who have Alzheimer's disease or… Read Morearrow_right

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Stopping Falls: Psychosocial Sequelae

Stopping Falls: Psychosocial Sequelae

The final part of this six-part falls prevention series focuses on how the interrelationship of psychosocial sequelae, fall risk, and fear of falling may affect a person who has had a stroke, Parkinson’s disease, or Multiple Sclerosis.… Read Morearrow_right

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